Welcome! I'm so glad you're here!
My name is Jessica and I'm a Certified Mind Body Eating Coach, yoga teacher, EFT tapping practitioner, bodyworker & energy healer.
While I have a nourishing relationship with my body now, my life didn't always look that way.
At a time in my life when I felt like everything was spiraling out of control, I focused my attention on changing my body as a way to gain a sense of control. Spoiler alert: it didn't work, and only made me feel more isolated and disconnected from my body.
Years into my recovery from bulimia and body dysmorphia, I stepped on a yoga mat for the first time and everything changed. I realized there was so much more to my recovery journey than intellectual interventions, and I pursued this new relationship with my body with my arms wide open. What I realized for myself was that psychotherapy gave me the tools to heal my relationships with other people, but getting into my body via yoga and mindfulness practices allowed me to heal my relationship with myself.
For years I went from diet to diet (telling myself they were "lifestyle choices"), eliminating certain foods from my diet, over-exercising, and generally not trusting myself around food. I tried to escape my unwanted feelings by turning towards food and trying to create a smaller version of myself.
Slowly, as I tuned into my body's signals- my hunger, my cravings, my energy, my depletion - I saw how much wisdom my body has. I have learned that my body has always looked out for my highest and greatest good. This body is my home, in whatever shape it takes, and I love my home. It was patient with me while I abused it for so many years. It spoke up when I needed to hear it the most and gave me time and space to find it again.
In 2019 I was diagnosed with Endometriosis, after spending years of my life in pain around ovulation, as well as the days leading up to and during my menstrual cycle. For so long I perceived this pain as my body punishing me for the damage I had done to it, but now I see this pain as a beautiful gift. If it weren't for my body continuing to signal pain to me, I would have never had the strength to advocate for myself to find the answers I so desperately needed. My body knew the answer all along, I just needed to stop running and come home again.
This journey has only continued to grow and evolve, and I want to empower you to cultivate this relationship with your body & food for yourself! I feel so grateful to live a life now that includes cooking & baking (and enjoying the final product!), laughing with friends over a glass of wine, and a loving environment where I share a home with my boyfriend, a dog, cat, and 4 chickens (check out my social media for posts about my #chickenlessons)
If I could go back and speak with my younger self, I would tell her that she already possesses everything she needs to live the life of her dreams - she just needs to believe in herself & see the magic she has always held. I want the same for you - I want to empower you to see the magic within yourself to step into an authentic life free from obsession around your body and food. Reach out to me below to schedule your free 20 minute consultation
and begin your healing journey today!
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